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Sunrise on Lake Okoboji in the Summer 2020

Make A Ripple.


Make A Difference.


For Summer Celebration details

Community Foundation for the Iowa Great Lakes Region

The center point of community giving, providing leadership and building beneficial partnerships to make a lasting impact in the Iowa Great Lakes area.

Summer Celebration Event

June 21, 2024 at The Roof Garden Ballroom

Dinner – Libations – Cocktail Attire


Anyone can be a donor and contribute a gift, large or small, to the Okoboji Foundation.


We work with you to match your interests and philanthropy to community needs.


Your gift will be pooled with many other gifts to make the largest impact.


Your gift will be invested through careful stewardship. Income will be used to make grants to area non-profits.


Grants are provided annually to Lakes non-profits in the areas of Arts & Culture, Lake Quality & Environment and Outdoor Experience & Recreation.


Your gift stimulates ideas and strengthens the Great Lakes region.

The Okoboji Foundation

The Okoboji Foundation

For over 100 years, the Iowa Great Lakes have been the setting for some of Iowa’s most beautiful stories. The characters in these stories are the people who live, work, and summer at the Lakes, making memories that serve as the tales passed down for generations.

The Okoboji Foundation is dedicated to capturing these stories and ensuring the history and legends of the Lakes remain intact and thriving for years to come. Through the generosity of the community, we have been able to help preserve the parks, facilities, and ecosystems that make The Lakes Region a place people love to visit or call home.

We look forward to highlighting these stories and continuing to serve as a steward for the ideas of the people who love this beautiful community.